twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

South African citrus fruit farmers head towards positive year

South African citrus fruit farmers have a positive year ahead according to research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

orange  SummerTomatoSouth Africa is the world’s second largest citrus exporter after Spain. (Image source: SummerTomato/Flickr)

The USDA's prediction has been supported by the recent 2013 outlook of the Fresh Fruit Portal, which confirmed that the outlook for South Africa’s citrus production in 2013 was looking positive.

South Africa is the world’s second largest citrus exporter after Spain. Severe hail storms in Groblersdal and Marble Hall had damaged local citrus crops and reduced the output of navel oranges from that region in 2011.

The Fresh Fruit Portal said, however, that the country had taken tactical steps to remain a top supplier in a competitive global market, making the best of early rainfall and temperature, and a weak Rand going into the start of 2013.

It added that exports should reach about 1.6mn tonnes for 2013 and revealed that about 60 per cent of local citrus will be exported of which about half will be exported via Durban. Moreover, growing export markets in Japan, Russia and the United States, will also give a boost to export earnings.

The portal also informed that South African citrus industry growth could be attributed in part to the help of foreign investment from companies such as Sunkist and imports by US retailers including Walmart, Costco and Whole Foods.


LATEST NEWS IN Processing & Storage

Farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda to receive more than US$5mn to become climate resilient

Farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda to …

The Government of the Republic of Korea, through its development agency Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) will provide funding to support ITC in boosting...

Cashew project launched to spark economic growth in West Africa

Cashew project launched to spark economi…

High-level guests gathered at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for the official launch of the Prosper Cashew project, a five-year initiative that will help West Africa capture much greater economic value from...

Redesigning key to revamping plastic packaging sector

Redesigning key to revamping plastic pac…

Significant investment is needed to reduce lifecycle carbon impacts and redesigning is the opportunity to clean up plastic packaging as sector GHG emissions are predicted to rise 75%, says Woodmac Plastic...

Mixing oil and water to boost functional F&B development

Mixing oil and water to boost functional…

Prodalim Resources, a global player in the beverage industry introduces Capsoil Foodtech, an innovative platform that converts bioactive oils into water-soluble powders Capsoil Foodtech is developed with an aim to allow...

Ghana-based cocoa company to secure US$86.7mn for expansion

Ghana-based cocoa company to secure US$8…

Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), Ghanaian state-owned manufacturer of chocolates, confectionery and semi-finished cocoa products is eyeing a US$86.7mn loan financing from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (Badea)...

Ethiopia opens second avocado processing facility

Ethiopia opens second avocado processing…

YBM, a private avocado oil processing company, has become operational within the state-owned Yirgalem Agro-processing Park in Southern region of Ethiopia

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Processing & Storage

Africa’s farm exports in the world recession

Africa’s farm exports in the world reces…

MARKETING OF PRODUCE to other countries is critical for virtually every country in Africa. In the current economic crisis affecting most of the countries of the World, African countries are...

Kellogg acquires Egypt’s largest cereal producer

Kellogg acquires Egypt’s largest cereal …

Kellogg Company (Kellogg) has acquired Egypt’s largest cereal producing company, Mass Food Group, for about US$50mn

World's first integrated packing solution

World's first integrated packing solutio…

Ishida responds to demand for integrated and fully flexible tray packing line from a single source

FAO proposes dialogue between private sector operators to achieve SDGs

FAO proposes dialogue between private se…

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has proposed to initiate a dialogue between the three private sector operators in the North East and North Africa (NENA)...

TOMRA Food continues expansion in South Africa

TOMRA Food continues expansion in South …

Following TOMRA Food’s participation in Propak Africa 2019, one of the leading exhibitions for the packaging and processing exhibition, Norman Smith, area sales manager at TOMRA Food for South Africa,...

AGRA opens new grain storage facility in Tanzania

AGRA opens new grain storage facility in…

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and US-based Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new grain storage facility for smallholder farmers in Tanzania

Nigeria fully privatises fertiliser import, distribution

Nigeria fully privatises fertiliser impo…

Nigeria’s Federal Government will no longer be involved in the importation and distribution of fertiliser in the country, Minister of Agriculture Dr. Akinwumi Ayo Adesina has said.

Value-added bananas key to Ghanaian economy

Value-added bananas key to Ghanaian econ…

Ghana could add value to its bananas in order to earn enough foreign exchange rather than only concentrating on exporting the raw fruit just to meet the World Bank target...

Dangote Sugar’s US$700mn investments to promote infrastructure development

Dangote Sugar’s US$700mn investments to …

With a national annual import of more than US$337mn, the management of Dangote Sugar Refinery has declared its irrevocable commitment to the Backward Integration Policy (BIP) of the Federal Government...

Humanitarian agencies to support West African food security storage system

Humanitarian agencies to support West Af…

As part of the International online conference being held by the ECOWAS Commission, humanitarian agencies have pledged to support and work in respect of the West African food security storage...

UK-based Bentall Rowlands launches additional brand

UK-based Bentall Rowlands launches addit…

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems, one of the world's leading manufacturers of grain silos and storage systems, has launched the new 'BRSS' secondary corporate identity in June 2018

‘Nutritional benefits of edible insect products growing market demand’

‘Nutritional benefits of edible insect p…

The global edible insects market is projected to achieve more than 47 per cent CAGR from 2020 to 2026, supported by rising consumer awareness about nutritional benefits of edible insects...

Prev Next